Styled Shoot at Hampton-Preston

Columbia Bride Guide Styled Shoot at Hampton-Preston

We are so excited to present Columbia Bride Guide’s first official entry in their new Styled Wedding Shoot series! This faux wedding reception was the brainchild of Nina Bashaw Photography, and with help from the Columbia Bride Guide crew, she pulled off one of the most beautifully detailed shoots we’ve...

Cox Wedding

Ansley & Russell at Seibels House

We’re nothing if not a little whimsical here at Historic Columbia. There’s a soft spot in our hearts for a classic tale of action and adventure—which is why we’re so excited to share Ansley and Russell’s wedding reception with you. The couple were married just down the street at First...

Kindred the Family Soul

Meet the 2018 Jubilee Headliner

We're excited to announce this year's Jubilee headliner: Kindred the Family Soul , a neo soul duo consisting of Fatin Dantsler and Aja Graydon, who have been married for 17 years. The Philadelphia-based couple first started recording in 2003 for their album Surrender to Love . It launched their career...

1649 Main

Historic Columbia to Offer Sneak Peek of the Next Main Street Hot Spot

By: Meg Southern, Garvin Design Group

On August 7, Historic Columbia will host the first Behind-the-Scenes Tour of 1649 Main Street—a place with a rich history known to most as Hennessy’s. The first known visual record of the building is an 1872 illustration by C. Drie, drawn when Main Street was called Richardson Street. Drie depicts...

Sien and Bryant at Robert Mills

Bryant & Rafael at Robert Mills

Bryant and Rafael married at the Robert Mills House & Gardens on June 12, 2016. Dressed in sweet tones of ivory and powder blue, the couple prepared to commit their lives to one another in a ceremony as intimate and warm as their affection for one another. In the shade...

Megan Plott

Historic Columbia Welcomes Megan Plott as New Director of Development 

We are pleased to announce Megan Plott has joined Historic Columbia as the new director of development. In this leadership role, Plott will oversee the planning, implementation and evaluation of all fundraising and membership programs of Historic Columbia. “We are thrilled to welcome Megan to our team and know that...

Isa Mandell

Your Membership Matters

My family moved to Columbia when my father got offered a job as a professor at the University of South Carolina. I was born within the year, the youngest of four children. We traveled a great deal during my childhood and adolescence. My undergraduate degree was from the University of...

HP Press Conference

Hampton-Preston Reopens

By: Robin Waites, Executive Director

At Historic Columbia, we have the great responsibility of being the stewards of the unique Richland County-owned site that is Hampton-Preston. Since reopening the Woodrow Wilson Family Home in 2014, our organization has shown an unwavering commitment to tell a more complete and inclusive history at all the sites that...

Skidmore wedding

Ashlin & Matt at Seibels House

Ashlin Reese and Matt Skidmore tied the knot at the beautiful Seibels House & Garden on March 23, 2018. When close friends and family arrived at this intimate celebration, they were encouraged to sign a Jenga block, in lieu of a traditional guest book. The smell of fresh lavender and...

2019 Preservation Awards

2019 Preservation Award Winners

We're excited to announce the recipients of our 2019 Preservation Awards ! Each May, in conjunction with National Preservation Month, we present these awards to celebrate the accomplishments of local property owners; professionals in the fields of architecture, construction and design; and leaders who champion preservation as an opportunity to...